• Climber falls from bluff

    JAMESTOWN — An unidentified man fell 30 feet from a Jamestown bluff on Saturday morning, according to Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department Chief Stacey Caplener. The call came in shortly before 10 a.m. and the man, who wasn’t from the area, was with a group …

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  • 3 men arrested after undercover drug operation

    MELBOURNE — An undercover drug buy led to the arrests of three Izard County men, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing undercover drug buy operation conducted by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, the 16th Judicial District Drug …

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  • DWI, drugs mark weekend arrests – Man jailed for roaming neighborhood in underwear

    DWI, drugs and dealing with a person who claimed the government had plans to kill him as well as a man reportedly roaming the neighborhood in his tighty whities were just part of the weekend activities for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, Officer …

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  • Man drowns in Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office says a man drowned while swimming in Heber Springs over Memorial Day weekend. The sheriff’s office says the incident was reported Sunday afternoon at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs. Authorities say the victim was a 40-year-old …

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  • Hundreds turn out to mourn teen found dead

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Hundreds of family and friends turned out at the Walnut Ridge basketball gym for funeral services for a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in the Black River nearly a month after she disappeared. Services were held Saturday for Sidney Randall. …

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  • Summer food program nears

    The Batesville School District will hold its free summer meal program for those under 18 beginning June 3 at the preschool campus, 1900 Lyon St. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon on …

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  • Tax talk tops Cave City Council agenda tonight

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall/community building to continue to discuss the possibility of scheduling a 1-cent sales tax election, said Mayor Ron Burge. Last month, Alderman Ed Turnbough reported that such a tax could …

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  • Council to honor retiree, consider annexation

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to recognize Otis Harper for his 16 years of service. Harper retired on May 22. The council will consider an ordinance to annex a tract of land on General Street, east of Highway …

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  • Artwork donation

    Maggie Goodall (left) and Sarah Rudd stand by the painting they created and donated to White River Medical Center. Goodall and Rudd, recent Batesville High School graduates, painted the mural in their EAST (Environmental And Spatial Technologies) class, where students work to find ways to …

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  • More earthquakes recorded in Morrilton area

    MORRILTION (AP) — The US Geological Survey says small earthquakes continue to occur in an area near Morrilton, about 50 miles west of Little Rock. The USGS reports two, 2.3 magnitude quakes in the area about nine miles northeast of Morrilton. One was recorded at …

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  • Fisherman finds body in St. Francis River

    LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a fisherman who was running trout lines discovered a body Sunday night in the St. Francis River. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says the fisherman called authorities at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday after finding the body. Deputies and police …

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  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police in Texarkana say a 14-year-old boy was killed over the weekend in an apparent accidental shooting. Police say the shooting was reported Saturday afternoon at a home on Park Place Street in Texarkana. Once there, officers discovered the teen suffering …

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